Robert B. Parker has been one of my favorite writers ever since I was a kid. I've read nearly every book he's written (and that's a lot of books). For those who don't know, his most famous creation is the fictional detective Spenser, but throughout his life he wrote many, many other novels as well, mostly in the mystery genre, but also westerns, historical fiction, love stories and even kid lit. He died today. He reportedly died at his desk while he was working on his latest novel. In honor, here's a speed painting I did of the man. About 90 minutes in Photoshop.